In way of doing, and not just complaining, this project holds promise. It gives student journalists reason to learn and tell fellow students about Rochester. It puts them in touch with fellow and student journalists from other nearby colleges, and gets funding from the Democrat & Chronicle and each school. It lets them contribute to an outlet that's more than just a college paper and matches jaded and pessimistic Rochesterians with a fresh perspective on uncommon and unconventional stories. It gives twenty-somethings career opportunity here and a reason to stay after graduation. All these reason feed and support each another.
My only question is, why isn't the University of Rochester participating?